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William Shakespeare (play)
Al Pacino (narration) ...
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Release Date:
11 October 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A four hundred year old work-in-progress.
Plot:
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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a fine film that brings Shakespeare a living edge See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Penelope Allen ... Herself / Queen Elizabeth
Gordon MacDonald ... Himself / Dorset
Madison Arnold ... Himself / Rivers

Vincent Angell ... Himself / Grey

Harris Yulin ... Himself / King Edward

Alec Baldwin ... Himself / Duke of Clarence

Al Pacino ... Himself / Richard III
Timmy Prairie ... Prince Edward
Landon Prairie ... Young Prince

Kevin Conway ... Himself / Hastings

Larry Bryggman ... Himself / Lord Stanley

Kevin Spacey ... Himself / Earl of Buckingham

Estelle Parsons ... Margaret

Winona Ryder ... Lady Anne
Phil Parolisi ... Halberd / Messenger

Bruce MacVittie ... 1st Murderer

Paul Guilfoyle ... 2nd Murderer

Richard Cox ... Catesby
Julie Moret ... Mistress Shore
Frederic Kimball ... Bishop of Ely

Daniel von Bargen ... Ratcliffe (as Dan von Bargen)
James Colby ... Lovel
Ira Lewis ... Tyrell

Aidan Quinn ... Richmond

Neal Jones ... Messenger
Luke Toma ... Messenger

André Sogliuzzo ... Messenger
Marlon Pollick ... Soldier

F. Murray Abraham ... Himself
Hayley Barr ... Herself

Gil Bellows ... Himself
Don Berry ... Himself
Nicholas Berry ... Himself
Robin Berry ... Himself

Kate Burton ... Herself

Dominic Chianese ... Himself
Johann Carlo ... Herself
Joyce Ebert ... Herself

Paul Gleason ... Himself
Esther Gregory ... Herself

Clare Holman ... Herself
Linda Iannella Scott ... Herself
Elaine Kory ... Herself

Damien Leake ... Himself

Viveca Lindfors ... Herself

Judith Malina ... Herself

Michael Maloney ... Himself
Jaime Sánchez ... Himself
David Saltzman ... Himself
Linda Selman ... Herself

Ed Setrakian ... Himself
Kyle Smyth ... Himself
Heathcote Williams ... Himself

Kenneth Branagh ... Himself (Interview)

Kevin Kline ... Himself (Interview)

James Earl Jones ... Himself (Interview)

Rosemary Harris ... Herself (Interview)
Emrys Jones ... Himself (Interview)

Peter Brook ... Himself (Interview)
Barbara Everett ... Herself (Interview)

Derek Jacobi ... Himself (Interview)

John Gielgud ... Himself (Interview)

Vanessa Redgrave ... Herself (Interview)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Bulleit ... Lord Ellis (uncredited)

Timothy 'TJ' James Driscoll ... Richmond Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Hadge ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Al Pacino 
 
Writing credits
William Shakespeare (play "The Tragedy of Richard the Third")

Al Pacino (narration) &
Frederic Kimball (narration)

Produced by
James Bulleit .... line producer
Michael Hadge .... producer
Al Pacino .... producer
William Teitler .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Leacock 
 
Film Editing by
William A. Anderson 
Ned Bastille 
Pasquale Buba 
Andre Ross Betz 
 
Casting by
Alison E. McBryde 
 
Art Direction by
Kevin Ritter 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Blake 
Aude Bronson-Howard 
Deborah Lynn Scott 
 
Makeup Department
John Caglione Jr. .... makeup department head
Lynn Campbell .... makeup artist
Sue Forrest Chambers .... makeup artist
Michael Laudati .... makeup artist
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist
Vera Mitchell .... hair stylist
Michael Moore .... hair stylist
James Post .... hair stylist
Alan E. Schubert .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Zilla Clinton .... production manager
Dale Overton .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Lang .... first assistant director
Michael Newman .... second assistant director
Jon C. Scheide .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Eugene Gearty .... sound effects editor
Sean Huff .... assistant sound editor
Skip Lievsay .... sound effects supervisor
Marissa Littlefield .... adr editor
Howard London .... adr mixer
Bruce Pross .... foley artist
Fred Rosenberg .... supervising sound editor
Stuart Stanley .... foley artist
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
Steven Visscher .... foley artist
Nicholas Renbeck .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Carl Fullerton .... special effects
Christopher Gilman .... special effects (as Chris Gilman)
Paul Hained .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
David Lingenfelser .... digital effects supervisor: Furious FX (digital restoration)
Sean O'Connor .... digital restoration supervisor: Furious FX
Tiffany Smith .... digital restoration producer: Furious FX
Amy W. Wong .... digital compositor (digital restoration)
Scott Dougherty .... visual effects executive producer: digital restoration, Furious FX (restored version) (uncredited)
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brian Burrows .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunt coordinator
Tom Elliott .... stunt double: Al Pacino
Gary Epper .... stunts
Gary Gery .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts (as Cliff Happy)
Kim Kahana Jr. .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
David Walling .... stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Bucher .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Armstrong .... Steadicam operator
Stephen C. Confer .... additional director of photography (as Steve Confer)
James J. Ferris .... electrician
Anthony Hardwick .... assistant camera
Nina Kellgren .... additional director of photography
Jon Kranhouse .... additional director of photography
Charles Libin .... gaffer
John Romeo .... assistant camera
Robert Ruiz .... first assistant camera
Robert Sands .... additional assistant camera
Lewis D. Wheeler .... additional camera operator
Paul Colangelo .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Miles Cook .... additional director of photography (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Tammy L. Smith .... extras casting: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachelle Anthony .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Kathy LaCommare .... assistant editor
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor
John Mollura .... assistant editor
Mark Nakamine .... colorist (digital color correction)
Jeremy Strong .... editorial intern
Lateefah Torrence .... apprentice editor
Lewis D. Wheeler .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Robert Cotnoir .... music coordinator
Tod Holcomb .... music editor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Howard Shore .... conductor
John Kurlander .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bryce Guy Williams .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Greg D'Angelo .... production assistant
Tracy Dillon .... production assistant
John DiRe .... title designer
Val Ericson .... wrangler
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant
Tim Judge .... executive assistant: Al Pacino
Tim Judge .... production coordinator
Barbara Kelly .... wrangler
Ralph Kelly .... wrangler
John Merriman .... betacam operator
Patrick Mignano .... location manager
Paul Reagan .... wrangler
Scott Sener .... utility soldier
Jakob Trollbeck .... title designer
Rudy Ugland .... wrangler
Cathy Ward .... production coordinator
Jason John Cicalese .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Carl Goldstein .... special thanks
John Hay .... special thanks
Ted Levine .... the producers wish to thank
Rick Nicita .... the producers wish to thank
Neil Spisak .... the producers wish to thank
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some scenes of violence
Runtime:
112 min | USA:111 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Pacino originally wanted to make a straight film of the play, as opposed to a documentary, but he discovered that he would not be able to top Laurence Olivier's 1955 version.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In discussion, Pacino and co. are studying the "*G* of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be," and decide, since it's supposed to refer to Clarence, that they'll change it to "'C" of Edward's heir's." The problem is, the prophecy very deliberately refers to Richard, Duke of GLOUCESTER and Clarence, Duke of GEORGE. With "G" the prophecy is true. If you change it to "C" the prophecy becomes false, and can no longer refer to two people.See more »
Quotes:
Al Pacino:A person has an opinion. It's only an opinion. It's never a question of right or wrong.See more »
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
a fine film that brings Shakespeare a living edge, 6 May 2005
Author: rustydog from Jackson, Mississippi

This film has fascinated me ever since I first happened upon it in the library of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. By a happy coincidence, I also checked out Ian McKellen's quite excellent "Richard III" on the same day and spent most of the afternoon viewing and comparing the two.

It all works: the performances, the interviews, the clowning around on the set. I thought Spacey was wooden, but Baldwin . . . wow . . . who would have expected such a performance.

Highly recommended for anyone who reads and thinks.

Rusty

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